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2023/2024

Term 3

Computing: Networking. 

 

We then looked at computer servers and how these can be used. We even saw a server in our classroom and now know what one can look like!

 

Our first lesson focused on what a network is, and how networks can be useful with connections. 

For this week, we are learning about what networking is, and how it is seen within computing. 

 

Science: Teeth and Digestion

 

We then also did our own diagram about the human digestive system to show where everything is, and wrote a paragraph explaining the process. 

We then had a go at an experiment that created human waste! We used tights, bread, vinegar and sandwich bags to make it. 

We looked at food chains and how animals eat one another. 

We looked first what a tooth is, and the components that make up a tooth! We set up an experiment as well that allowed us to see what vinegar, coke and water did to our teeth. We then looked at the variety of different teeth that a human has, and looked at how they link to our understanding of diets (carnivores, omnivores, herbivores).

 

For the next two weeks, we will be investigating our teeth and digestion through different means. 

Printing

For this week, we have been looking at how printing works with making a variety of different symbols into the styrofoam and printing it onto a wooden block. We used our knowledge of Christianity to create symbols that are important to many Christians, and printed them!

 

Christians

 

We also had a look at how we could combine our knowledge of Christianity into one single 'Palm'. This will help us remember the key aspects of Christianity!

 

We have also been looking at what the Ten Commandments are and why they are important to Christians. We also discussed how some of the Ten Commandments are considered laws and other religions also have very similar rules. 

 

On Friday 5th January 2024, Sycamore class went to visit a church where many Christians go to worship their god. 

We learnt about the architecture, the events that occur at a church, and had a sneaky session on the organ!

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Sycamore class had a workshop going over two of the key events many Christians might go through. This includes Baptisms and Weddings! 

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We started off with a workshop on Christians by someone who is Christian, and we learnt the different verses in the Bible and why they are important to Christians. 

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For two weeks, we will be studying Christianity and what the key aspects are for that religion

 

Term 2

Tarzan: The musical

Sycamore class have learnt how to compose their own music! Have a listen to some examples:

 

 

Classifications: The adaptations

 

We just created our own classification key! 

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Thanks to understanding invertebrates and vertebrates, we have learnt how to classify different animals! We had to research 5 different types of classifications - reptiles, fish, mammals, birds and amphibians.

 

Sycamore class have just learnt how to separate different animals based on their backbones - invertebrates and vertebrates!

 

We started science, and we have already understood what counts as living and non-living through MRS GREN. 

PSHE

We also researched and found out ways we can save habitats, including making a sky garden and using bicycles instead of cars. 

 

An owl needs a habitat?
What is a habitat?

For PSHE, Sycamore class were learning about habitats and how cities are displacing animals. 

We learnt to make seed balls that we are going to release in the spring for more flowers to grow!

Tree-mendous Rainforests

 

We have just completed making our rainforest diorama to show our understanding of how a rainforest is made. 

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We had an amazing time at BBC Earth Experience learning about the world and its animals!

 

 

We then researched the different biomes, and we learnt there are six: Rainforest, Desert, Woodlands, Savannah, Tundra and Grasslands. 

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For three weeks this term, we are going to be looking at rainforests in Learning Experience. 

We started with understanding the different continents. These are: Asia, Europe, Antarctica, North America, South America, Oceania. 

Term 1

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Wondrous Watercolour

Thank you for coming to see the artwork we made! 

We have visited Mote Park and take pictures that we are going to start sketching!

Our learning experience for the next two weeks is on watercolour. We have already learnt some techniques such as wet-on-wet and the different types of brushes!

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Online relationships and being safe

Our learning experience for the week is on online relationships and being safe online!

We have joined in on a workshop, and have made it clear that we have boundaries, and know that we need to ask for help if something is not right!

Get Aethelraed-y for the Anglo-Saxons!

We finally went to Canterbury Cathedral. This place is significant because it was built for the first Christians in Anglo-Saxon Britain. We dressed up, we met museum staff and even saw artefacts!

What artefact is this? 

It is a sundial!

We also held and analyses artefacts like real archaeologists - trying to understand what the Anglo-Saxons liked, and what they use these objects for!

 

Our learning experience for the next two weeks is about the Anglo-Saxons (Get Aethelraed-y for the Anglo-Saxons). Over the next two weeks, we will be looking more into how the Anglo-Saxons lived through artefacts and sources, and understanding what the Anglo-Saxons were doing to, and in, Britain. 

Making history!

Today, we have learnt about how chronology works, and were able to put together a timeline of important events that happened during the period of time we are looking at. We also wrote about why the Romans left and why the Anglo-Saxons wanted Britain for themselves!

Watts in a circuit

This week, we had our learning experience of science focusing on circuits (Watt is in a circuit). We built circuits including bulbs and buzzers, and tested out different materials to see if they were conductors of electricity or insulators!

Making our circuits

 

Glass is not a conductor!